PARIS ADKINS-JACKSON, PHD, MPH

UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health | ajparisb@g.ucla.edu

Paris Adkins-Jackson is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center. She earned a PhD in Psychometrics from Morgan State University and an MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Claremont Graduate University. Adkins-Jackson is a community-based, multidisciplinary researcher whose work seeks to improve quality of life in under-resourced communities. The research uses mixed methods (i.e., qualitative and quantitative) approaches to develop surveys, conduct community health assessments, engage technology, and build innovative programs. At the Center, Adkins-Jackson plans to develop and validate a new measure of racism for use in empirical studies attempting to quantify relationships between racism, health and healthcare disparities.